Announcing DCampSouth 2007

30 Mar 2007 - 9:09am
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Jackson Fox
2006

Triangle UPA (http://triupa.org) is excited to announce that planning
has begun for DCampSouth 2007, an unconference for anyone interested
in design and user experience.

When: May 2007
Where: Some in Research Triangle Park, NC

Learn more at the DCampSouth 2007 Wiki: http://dcampsouth.pbwiki.com

In May 2006 I had the good fortune to attend DCamp
(http://www.socialtext.net/dcamp/) at the SocialText headquarters in
Palo Alto, CA. Masterminded by Rashmi Sinha and Stacie Hibino, DCamp
brought together over 150 people to talk about design, information
architecture, usability, and user experience. It was a huge success. I
learned a lot, met some really interesting people, and left feeling
inspired. At the end of the day it occurred to me that folks in
Silicon Valley shouldn't be having all the fun, so I stood up and
announced that I hoped to bring the DCamp idea back home to Durham,
NC. Well, it took a little while, but the time has come to make
DCampSouth happen.

The goals of DCampSouth are simple.

1. Have fun
2. Meet interesting people
3. Learn a lot
4. Build the community

To achieve these goals we're going to need CAMPERS, ORGANIZERS,
SPONSORS, and most importantly... A LOCATION. Unconferences are
democratic things, so we're putting the call out to anyone interested
to get involved.

* If you have a great location near RTP, or if you know of a great
location, email me at jacksonfox at gmail.com.
* If you want to help make DCampSouth happen, email me at jacksonfox at gmail.com.
* If you want to be a sponsor of DCampSouth, email me at jacksonfox at gmail.com.
* If you want to attend DCampSouth, add your name to the DCampSouth
wiki and sign-up for the DCampSouth Google Group
(http://groups.google.com/group/dcampsouth) to stay up-to-date.

We can't set a date until we have a location, but we're hoping to find
a Saturday in May to hold the event. To stay informed, you should
watch the DCampSouth wiki, subscribe to the DCampSouth Google Group,
and follow the TriUX weblog (http://www.triux.org). In the mean time,
start thinking about how you want DCampSouth to work, and share your
ideas on the wiki.

We hope to see you at DCampSouth!
-- Jackson Fox

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